Microwave Remote Sensing: Overview, 2nd Edition

Microwave Remote Sensing: Overview, 2nd Edition
  • Describe how microwave remote sensing compliments visible and infrared observations
  • Describe the general spatial and temporal coverage characteristics of microwave observations taken by low earth orbiting satellites
  • Define data latency and explain why it occurs
  • Describe the data latency for the current NOAA and Suomi NPP polar-orbiting satellites, and the improvements coming in the JPSS era
  • List several products that rely on microwave remote sensing
  • Explain the fundamental difference between active versus passive remote sensing
  • Describe the importance and impact of microwave observations on numerical weather prediction models
  • State the key differences between microwave and balloon-borne radiosonde sounding of atmospheric temperature and moisture
  • Describe radio frequency interference as it relates to microwave observations, its geographical distribution, and potential impact on products